Archive Monthly Archives: September 2018

edge analytics

Edge Analytics – What, Why, Who, When, Where, How

As I have written extensively before, the primary purpose of any data you collect or manage is to derive actionable insights from that data using various types of data analytics. A casual browsing on data analytics will tell you that there are 4 types of data analytics and they are: Descriptive analytics, Diagnostic analytics, Predictive […]

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Data Mining Courses

Data Mining Courses

Our curation of the best data mining courses that you can find on the web. KDNuggets has an excellent Data mining Course at this link. This course is from Dr. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro of KDNuggets and Prof. Gary Parker of Connecticut college. What we like the best about the course is that it assumes that students […]

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Big Data

What Is Big Data?

When I first heard the term Big Data few years ago, I didn’t think much of it. Soon after, Big Data started appearing in many of my conversations with many of my tech friends. So when I met this Mr. Know It All consultant, I asked him ‘What is Big Data?’. He looked at me […]

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Big Data Name

Who Came Up With The Name Big Data?

Big Data has truly come of age in 2013 when Oxford English Dictionary introduced the term “Big Data” for the first time in its dictionary. That of course begs the question ‘When was the term Big Data first used and Why?’. My curiosity led me to lot of research material but I relied mostly on […]

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Master Data Management

Master Data Management (MDM) Key Definitions

Master Data Management (MDM) as a practice has been around for at least a decade but still there is plenty of confusion about what it means and why it is important.  It is important to get grounded on what is Master Data and what is Master Data Management (MDM) before we dig into why it […]

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